Shortest trip

Together with Tsutomo I made a trip to South Korea. It was his idea, as he became a fan of Korean Girl Groups, although they offer so much less interaction. This fact is totally unfathomable for me, as I became a Japanese idol fan because of the extensive offering of interaction with the members and the much much more wider array of music genres. But to each his own, I guess. Continue reading

Finish line

13.11.2016

On this day Party Rockets GT held a two part festival at Shibuya ASIA of which they were the host of, under the name “Rockin’ Together”. The first part was started by an Opening Act, a group called 高橋優里花 with ミラクルキャンディーベリー (Miracle Candy Berry), consisting of very young members and its leader having the last show with them, to continue in another group soon. Continue reading

Busy Days

31.10.2016

That day, which was Halloween, didn’t had much options regarding idol shows, so in the evening I decided to go for a festival that had JyuJyu in its schedule – even very early, which suits me best. I am not fond of Halloween though and regret it came over from America. It is nearly as bad as Christmas in its materialistic way. Idols dressing up in costumes doesn’t help either. Continue reading

Cheki M.I.A.

26.12.2015
This day would become another one of those “running around from one venue to another all over Tokyo” days once again. It also made me realise that in Japan the second Christmas Day (Boxing Day?) isn’t considered part of Christmas. Idols didn’t appear in Christmas dresses and no-one was wishing ‘Merry Christmas’. I also haven’t met with friends today, as each of us had our own idol schedule. So I started alone, making my way to Akihabara for Twinbox Garage already before 12 o’clock. Continue reading

Reunitings and Embarrassment

23.12.2015
That day became the first time of were I did something like venue hopping: Changing places several times to see performances of different group, just staying at one venue as long as the live and event of the group I wanted to see lasted, to then go for the next live somewhere else in town. I also did a lot of those the following and I can say: I hate it. Don’t know how other manage that, but going back and forth long ways (I went Ueno – Shibuya – Akihabara – Shibuya – Ueno) didn’t let me enjoy the lives that much, as I subconsciously felt always under time pressure. Continue reading

The one and only PASSPO … event

20.12.2015
My planning for the winter trip basically came to life because of several early idol live notifications: Predia announced in June that they would held a big One Man on 29.12. at Zepp Tokyo to celebrate their 5th Anniversary. Soon after (or was it before?) PiiiiiiiN made something similar, scheduling their 2nd Anniversary show also at a bigger venue, the Akasaka Blitz, on 03.01.  Continue reading

Sunshine Idols

19.12.2015

This day I kept free for meeting up with Caio, already early in the day. I skipped the Hachake Tai Bounenkai for it, but oh well – I prefer going for lives. Every other idol event where the focus is not on the performance but rather on communication, I feel out of place. In my opinion this is something to be enjoyed by the Japanese fans. Continue reading

New Years and my last day

Finally the New Years Day had arrived which meant – The Final of PASSPO‘s 5th Anniversary Tour at Tokyo Dome City Hall, their biggest venue up to date! They promised a lot for, mainly that they will perform ALL of their songs. How this would be accomplished was still a mystery and there was also the fact, that this flight would be the last with Okunaka Makoto in the line-up. How will they cope? Continue reading

Special: Bellring Shoujo Heart

This trip turned out the be much more about Bellring Shoujo Heart than I anticipated. I would even dare to say, that their lives and personalities made a huge impact on me, even excelling my preference for PASSPO. I caught three lives by them, even spent the money to travel to Sendai for one of their One Man Live’s (my first of the group by the way). My main incentive being the pending graduation by two of their members, Juri and my oshi in the group, Yuka. I wanted to see Bellring Shoujo Heart still performing in the line-up I got to know them. Continue reading

Special: PiiiiiiiN

I had the chance to see PiiiiiiiN quite a few times this trip. I managed to see three lives of them at Idol Koushiens and attended two events afterwards. Right now there is no need to see them more often as they only have five songs to choose from and therefore every live is the same. But what I am sure of: PiiiiiiiN may soon become my favourite idol group. What is missing is a full-sized album, where they hopefully keep a consistent rock-style and a stable line-up. They already had one member graduating (Nina) and two members replacing her (Arisa, Riko). But I am very optimistic! If you still don’t know who PiiiiiiiN is, I recommend to read my post here or watch the nether recording of their 1st anniversary concert from 17.12.2014. Audio quality is not the best though. Continue reading